2024 Glowing Gobbler 5K

November 27, 2024
Newport News Park at Deer Run


Before the turkey and the stuffing take part in the most LIT holiday run of the season. The Glowing Gobbler 5K is an evening race that gives runners a unique opportunity to run through Newport News Park’s Celebration In Lights. Get in the holiday spirit and have a little run while you are at it!

All participants receive:
Chip-Timed Race & Results
Glow in the Dark Finisher Medal
Race Shirt
“Celebration in Lights” Ticket


Parking will take place at Woodside High School, a short 1/4 mile walk from the Start Line. The address is 13450 Woodside Ln, Newport News, VA 23608.

Click here for a map.

Packet Pick-Up & Gear Check

Packet Pick-up will take place during two dates/times.
November 26, 2024 | 3:00PM – 8:00PM
Point 2 Running Company
12080 Jefferson Ave., Ste 910
Newport News, VA 23606

November 27, 2024 | 4:30PM – 6:00PM
Newport News Park
901 Clubhouse Way
Newport News, VA 23608

Gear Check will be available at the Start Line and will be moved to the Finish Line area for pickup.
If you are picking a packet up for someone other a household family member, please have that runner fill out this form & bring it with you.

Awards & Post-Race Celebration

The top 3 male & female runner awards will be presented on-site at 7:30PM at the Deer Run golf course clubhouse.

Make plans to stick around for a few and grab a cold drink from Fairways Grill before heading home for the holiday!


The course will start on Clubhouse Way just off of Fort Eustis Boulevard and head towards the front gate of Newport News Park on Constitution Way where it will u-turn and repeat the course heading back towards the start area, finishing at the Deer Run golf course clubhouse. This allows participants a chance to enjoy the Celebration in Lights going both directions on the course!

Strollers are allowed on the Glowing Gobbler course and the event is both runner and walker friendly.

Pets are NOT allowed on the race course or post-race field for the safety of race participants, spectators and the animals.

However, service animals as recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are permitted on course. Should you decide to run the race with a service animal, please email us at raceteam@flatoutevents.com. Runners with ADA service animals will be placed in the last corral behind individual runners for safety purposes.

Registration Fees
Starting at $45

Volunteer Opportunities 

Without great volunteers, the Glowing Gobbler 5K would not be able to run smoothly. We want to encourage both individuals and groups to consider getting involved and joining us for this exciting event. If you are interested in getting involved, click the link below and sign up for the job that best suites you.